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What Is a Commercial Painter?

A commercial painter has more experience working with business clients rather than residential. They typically work for a contractor and are responsible for painting larger areas on buildings and working with a variety of surfaces and materials. The primary job duties of a commercial painter are the same as a residential painter, except on a greater scale. You mostly prepare large surfaces, apply paint, and add detail, but you may also be tasked with sandblasting, epoxy floor coating, and power washing. Aside from painting skills, a commercial painter needs to be able to accommodate a client’s time-sensitive needs by working during non-business hours. This means that commercial painters sometimes have to work overnight or on weekends.